Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 26-10-2014

Right … 

We’re now on Greenwich Mean Time … !

Which is kind of a sideways thing to mention.

But, at ANY rate … ?   Well, at ANY rate, I’ve almost finished working on the family laptop.

It’s a shame I couldn’t get this procedure to work.

But I’m not worried too much: as I think I’ve freed up enough space.

Still, it’s something I’d not’ve minded having no issues with.


At any rate, let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser was a quiet one: with no-one putting in their answers.

Let’s see who we can interest in today’s set, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 26th October, 1973, saw the birth of actor, comedian, writer, producer and singer/songwriter, Seth McFarlane.   Which of his animated creations is all about the Griffins family of Quahog, Rhode Island?
Q2) Seth shares his birthday — 26th October, 1973 — with Rugby Union player, Austin Healey.   Which English rugby team did he play for: Bath, Leicester Tigers or Wasps?
Q3) 26th October, 1985, saw the Australian government return Ayer’s Rock to its native owners.   The Rock is now known under its native name.   What IS that name?
Q4) The Rock is in which Australian state: South Australia, the Northern Territory or Queensland?
Q5) London’s Ambulance service had problems on 26th October, 1992: due to a new CAD system.   CAD, in this case, stood for Computer Aided what?
Q6) Finally … 26th October, 1977, saw Ali Maow Maalin become the last person to be infected — naturally — with which disease?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th October, 1984, saw the European Economic Community donate 1.8 million pound: to relieve famine in which country?
A1) Ethiopia.
Q2) 25th October, 1760, saw the crowning of George 3rd, as king of Great Britain and Ireland.   When he fell seriously ill in 1810, who became regent?
A2) His son, the Prince of Wales: later remembered as George 4th.
Q3) 25th October, 1940, saw Benjamin O. Davis Senior, named as the first African American general in the USA’s armed forces.   With which branch of the Armed Forces did he serve: the Army, Navy or Airforce?
A3) The US Army.
Q4) In that year’s British Crime Survey, 25th October, 2001, saw crime in the UK reach its lowest point for 20 years.   Who was Home Secretary at the time?
Q5) Finally … 25th October, 1944, saw the USS Tang sunk: by one of its own malfunctioning what?
A5) Torpedoes.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“The studio didn’t ask them to learn their trade, they just worked them, and when that personality or that gimmick or whatever they had ran dry at the box office, they were dropped and out.”

Jackie Coogan, October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984.
Enjoy your day.

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